Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, is showcasing its wide range of innovative products and advanced wireless solutions that are rapidly driving the migration and adoption of third-generation (3G) CDMA wireless services, during the 3G World Congress 2002, June 10-14, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
"Commercially introduced in 1995, CDMA technology quickly became the world's fastest-growing wireless technologies," said Dr. Irwin M. Jacobs, chairman and CEO, Qualcomm. "There are currently more than 120 million CDMA subscribers worldwide. Additionally, 13 operators in six countries in Asia, North America and Latin America have launched 3G CDMA2000 1X wireless services, offering approximately 10 million subscribers an enhanced wireless experience. We are delighted to be here again at the 3G World Congress to have the opportunity to demonstrate that 3G is a reality and bringing tangible benefits to consumers, operators, manufacturers and developers."
CDMA mobile users are now enjoying many new features and applications available on a broad range of full-color phones and wireless devices, including camera phones; Video on Demand phones; Global Positioning System (GPS) and multimedia-enabled phones and devices; as well as Windows® CE devices with high-resolution color VGA screens. Enabled by Qualcomm's CDMA chipsets and system software, consumers have access to high-speed, affordable services and software applications, such as multi-player games, mapping and navigation, photo exchange, video such as nanny-cams, e-mail and Web browsing. These new devices, combined with true 3G performance, are opening the door for the creation of a broad array of products and services that deliver greater choice for consumers and enhance operators' ability to differentiate their products and services.
Some highlights of Qualcomm's show presence include:
- Demonstrations of applications developed for the Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless™ (BREW™) platform
- An opportunity to learn more about the Company's innovative QChat™ push-to-talk (PTT) software
- Live voice and data calls using radioOne™ technology with the MSM6000™ and MSM6050™ chipsets
- Demonstrations of the latest 1xEV-DO products and solutions
Dr. Irwin M. Jacobs will give the keynote address to the Congress at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11 on "Turning the 3G Vision into Viable Business Opportunities." Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, group president, Qualcomm Wireless and Internet Group, will present on Wednesday, June 12 at 9:20 a.m. on "Business Strategies for 3G Markets, Services and Applications."
Qualcomm Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on the Company's CDMA digital technology. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in theS&P500 Index and traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.
Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the Company's ability to successfully design and have manufactured significant quantities of CDMA components on a timely and profitable basis, the extent and speed to which CDMA is deployed, change in economic conditions of the various markets the Company serves, as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2001, and most recent Form 10-Q.